Webinar: Methanol Fuel for Clean Cooking
Date: April 7, 2021
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 EDT
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World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 2.8 billion to 3.1 billion, or 43% of the global population mainly cook with polluting fuels leading to more than 60% of all premature deaths from household air pollution among women and children. Household reliance on polluting fuels is intertwined with other development themes, not least climate change – where the same polluting fuels that cause household air pollution also release greenhouse gases. These links are reflected across the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which include specific goals and targets around health for all, climate change, gender equality, clean energy, and technologies that protect health.
However, as more families have been cooking due to the lockdown posed by COVID-19, the air quality has worsened and calls for expediated action. The Methanol Institute believes that the use and acceptance of methanol cookstoves can make clean cooking a reality and hope that this webinar will shed light that clean cooking plays a vital role in alleviating the impact of health hazards on women and protecting the environment. The session aims to highlight experiences, best practices and gain insights into clean cooking of the industry experts from around the world and present a case study on adoption of methanol cookstoves in India. The speakers of the webinar include Reema Nanavaty, Executive Director, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India; Harry Stokes, Executive Director, Project Gaia; and Robert Sagulin, CTO, Cleancook Sweden AB. The panel will recommend policy level interventions in increasing access to clean cooking practices and methanol cookstoves.